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Miyetti Allah Begs The Igbo: “Be More Accommodating To Us, Our Interest In The Region Is Purely Economic”

Miyetti Allah Cattl3 Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN

By Chukwuemeka Chimerue

The South-East chapter of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has urged their host communities to be more accommodating even as it described the people of the region as good people.

MACBAN said this on Monday while insisting that its interest in the region was purely economic and nothing more.


The Chairman of MACBAN in the zone, Alhaji Gidado Siddiki, stated this while briefing journalists shortly after a meeting of the joint executive council of the group in Enugu, The Punch reports.


Siddiki said it was imperative to correct the impression that their interests in the region were beyond economic pursuits.

He explained that the suspicion that herdsmen were harbingers of Fulani territorial expansionism had degenerated into unhealthy relationships in most parts of the region.

The chairman said such suspicion had made members of the association increasingly uncomfortable.

He said herders in the region were desirous of striking harmonious relationships with the people of the area to avoid mutual suspicion.

Siddiki stated, “This suspicion is rooted in the speculation that herdsmen are harbingers of Fulani territorial expansionism.


“However, the leadership of MACBAN, under my watch in the South-East, has continued to discuss appreciably well with the individual state governments in the zone.


“I am happy that the dialogue gives us hope for a better understanding between our members and their host communities.”

He said the group would not hesitate to report any of its members found to be involved in criminal activities.


He called on the governments of the South-East states to ensure the protection of the body’s members and cattle, adding that herders in the area would be made to take precautionary measures while plying their trade.

Siddiki said that MACBAN recognised that the challenges the herders were facing in the region were not peculiar to the zone, adding that there were bound to be conflicts between people of diverse cultural orientations.

He, however, said it was time to sort out the differences.

The MACBAN leader stated, “We, hereby, jointly resolve to fully lend our efforts toward fostering an enduring and harmonious relationship with our host communities.

“We urge members of our host communities to be more accommodating too.”

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BREAKING: Nnamdi Kanu Responds To Asari Dokubo, Clears The Air Over Allegations |The Republican News

This is one of the most matured responses from any leader of a group seeking for freedom to his fellow citizen in a struggle.

Recently, there has been a lot brouhaha on the social media about videos and words emanating from the ex-Niger Delta Militant leader, Alhaji Asari Dokubo.

In this direct response, IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu addresses Asari Dokubo, citing that leaving some if his allegations are allowed to linger may go haywire.

Below is the response from him:

Fellow Biafrans!

Greetings to you all!!

My appreciation to all those who are still in the struggle to restore the lost sovereignty of the Biafran people as a result of British imperial ambition of which Nigeria is one of her disastrous creations.

Let me start by asking everyone to observe a minute silence for all those who died to protect and restore the sovereignty of the Biafran people from the British & Fulani colonial ambition.

Although silence is golden but there are times it is necessary to talk before things go haywire.

Of recent, our dear compatriot Alhaji Asari Dokunbo whom we know had made his own contributions to the restoration of the sovereignty of the Biafran people had raised issues worth addressing and in order to avoid an unnecessary distraction and to keep the struggle focused on the goals we set out to accomplish, I thought it wise to address the issues raised .

The issues raised by our dear compatriot are

1) I ordered the murder of a cleric.

2) I collected money from Atiku.

3) Master – Slave relationship between diverse Biafran ethnic groups.

4) That I am a scam and fraud in the Biafran struggle.

I will take my time to address each point one after the other and later, indulge our dear comrade to reveal to fellow Biafrans what he thinks should be done differently in order to achieve Biafra’s restoration.

1) I never ordered the killing of any cleric and if anyone thinks I did, he or she should provide evidence that, I wasted Biafran resources to kill a fellow Biafran whose death can not help IPOB to restore Biafra.

2) I never collected money from Atiku and if anyone is in doubt, let him or her approach Atiku for answers. Both PDP and APC agents approached me and told me to give up the struggle for Biafra and I told them that, IPOB will only do so if the following things will be fulfilled:

a) Full Resource Control and not mere 13% derivation.

b) Opening of at least 2 deep seaports in Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Rivers, Bayelsa and Delta States starting with the construction of Ibaka, Ibeno and Bakassi deep seaports.

c) The establishment of international airports and inland ports in all states of the defunct Eastern and Mid West regions in order to emancipate Biafra land from economic strangulation.

d) Full implementation of PIB (Petroleum Industry Bill).

e) Full autonomy to all Biafran states in the areas of security, taxes, royalties, legislations etc

f) Lots more.

We lifted the boycott of election because, both parties agreed to our terms & conditions.

If we are wrong to give the Nigerian elites the opportunity to fail themselves, let the Biafrans voice out.

3) It is very disheartening that such a great compatriot like Alhaji Asari Dokunbo will descend so low to call one of the Ethnic groups of Biafra land slaves and another masters.

Throughout the history of the Biafran people, never was it recorded that any ethnic group invaded others and enslaved them.

The Igbos being the largest of them, were neither subjugated nor subjugated other people.

Yes it is true that, lots of Igbos were sold as slaves but it was done by fellow Igbos notably the Arochukwu slave traders through the coastal nations who acted as middle men of which Ijaws were one of them.

Alhaji Asari Dokunbo can enlighten the Igbos which Ijaw King or War Canoe Chief left the creeks in order to conquer and enslave the Igbos in the hinterlands of Biafra land.

The Biafra we seek to restore is still the same that encouraged the peaceful coexistence of all ethnic nations which led to the creations of multi-ethnic-cultural communities notably Arochukwu, Abiriba, Igbanke,etc.

If Alhaji Asari Dokunbo wants a Biafra of Master – Slave relationship, then he is free to create one but we won’t be partners in such a project.

The Biafra we seek, is one based on equal rights & privileges and not on Master – Slave relationships.

4) Alhaji Asari Dokunbo, you said I am a scam and fraud. I will be grateful if you can provide evidence of me diverting the contributions of fellow Biafrans for my personal use.

Remember that, only a stupid fraudster will dare confront Jubril.

May Elohim be the judge if I am a fraudster and should expose & replace me if I am guilty in His sight.

Alhaji Asari Dokunbo, we have come so far and we should not allow our oppressors to continue to divide and conquer our oppressed people.

If You Think My Style Of Struggle & Leadership Will Not Get Us Biafra, Kindly Tell Fellow Biafrans The Way Forward So That, They Can Join Your Rank and File With My Full Support & Blessings.

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu

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(Video) Igbo Women Disrupt Handshake Across The Niger Summit, Accusing Ohanaeze Of Betrayal

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File Photo: Igbo Women

By Ike A. Offor

(Onitsha) – It is like a pre-planned protest but it was a complete spontaneous reaction from Igbo women of repute, who saw the opportunity to register their displeasure on the role of Ohanaeze Ndigbo on its role towards IPOB members’ deaths.

The women seen here in the video link below, howled several Igbo curses on the Ohanaeze, calling them, dishonest bunch of men, who have refused to speak the truth or act to protect the interest of the Igbo people in the face of threat from outside.

https://web.facebook.com/okonkwo.i.somto/videos/10209635260751465/

While the disruption was ongoing, the organisers tried to no avail to halt the verbal protests from the Igbo women, who are very upset with the manner Ohanaeze handled the issue of IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu.

One woman, who was clearly heard laid a curse on the Ohanaeze in Igbo saying ‘death shall visit you all who have refused to say the truth and stand up against evil’.

The organisers played Chief Osita Osadebe’s legendary music to clam nerves but that did not help. They later played a number from Chief Ebenezer Obey.

A man was heard shouting through the microphone, ‘there must be peace in Nigeria’. All these refused to calm the angry Igbo women.

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